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Richard Patterson

British, b. 1963

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Richard Patterson

British, b. 1963

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Merging a multitude of artistic styles, Richard Patterson creates complex, layered paintings, prints, and sculptures, which he classifies as “hyperabstraction.” He paints from pop culture references such as photographs, magazines, and film, and layers his works with collage and acetate. Patterson depicts a wide range of subjects including porn stars, toy figurines, cartoon animals, and himself. The works appear sensuous and familiar, yet also jarring and hallucinogenic, featuring bold hues and fragmented imagery. Although he considers himself to be a part of the contemporary postmodern condition, the artist also criticizes it, meditating on the relationship between representation and meaning.

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Biography

Merging a multitude of artistic styles, Richard Patterson creates complex, layered paintings, prints, and sculptures, which he classifies as “hyperabstraction.” He paints from pop culture references such as photographs, magazines, and film, and layers his works with collage and acetate. Patterson depicts a wide range of subjects including porn stars, toy figurines, cartoon animals, and himself. The works appear sensuous and familiar, yet also jarring and hallucinogenic, featuring bold hues and fragmented imagery. Although he considers himself to be a part of the contemporary postmodern condition, the artist also criticizes it, meditating on the relationship between representation and meaning.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
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Hyperrealism Meets Abstraction in YBA Richard Patterson’s Pop Culture Explorations
Dec 1st, 2014
Hyperrealism Meets Abstraction in YBA Richard Patterson’s Pop Culture Explorations
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